Variable used in future nodes based on variable in current node

No errors, just me having a brainm fart

I need a node that tells my workflow this:
if INBOUND is in the “direction” field, use the from phone number
if OUTBOUND is in the "direction field, use the to phone number

I don’t want seperate branches in the outcome, so I can’t use switch
the fields are already set, I just need something that changes one of the two phone numbers coming in to be THE phone number it uses from then on out in the workflow

what’s the best option for this?

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@djjace , use an expression, something like this

phone_number = {{ $json.direction == 'INBOUND' ? $json.from : $ }}

It’s called a ternary operator.


That’s elegant and compact! :ok_hand:

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The $if() does basically what the ternary operator does.
for example
{{ $if($json.direction == 'INBOUND',$json.from,$ }}

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